over50feeling40: Summer Fashion: More Difficult for Some!
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May 27, 2012

Summer Fashion: More Difficult for Some!



Happy Memorial Day to all!!  Around Texas, this weekend is the official beginning of summer and it does feel like it outside.  I am similar to unefemme who recently confessed she has difficulty transitioning to warm weather wear.  I am born and raised in Texas, but really have never liked the heat.  I have friends who thrive on it and love the fact we have heat seven out of twelve months!  But not me, in my heart I am seasonal, but in my heart I am also a Texan.  It is a problem!  Selecting cute styles that minimize sweat and don't stick to your skin can often be a challenge!
Blouse by Chicos Travelers
Capris by Talbots
For a summer school teacher, the wardrobe is a bit more causal-Friday-style for every day.  I am much better at styling professional looks than casual looks….tune in tomorrow to see the problems when those looks collide!  I wish I had something along the line of today’s look for every day of summer.  With a wonderful gift card, I recently purchased this jacket at Chicos and it is summer-perfect!  Lightweight…cool…stylish…flattering…just perfect.  I also want to remind you about Chicos Passport Savings Program for regular shoppers and if you receive their emails, you will see just how reasonable the sale prices are.
Bracelet from KOHLS
Make sure you register to win the eshakti giveaway…you can see the rules and how to register HERE.  They are going to allow the lucky winner to select a garment of her choice from their current line….can’t get any better than that!  I will select a winner on Thursday!
My husband bought this necklace for me at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry to wear with my Mother-of-the-Bride suit last summer...it also works with this!
Have a wonderful holiday and stay cool!  And make sure you visit the lovely bloggers of  VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE!!

Chinese Laundry Sandals from Ross....nails by OPI!
http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/2012/05/visible-monday-48-visiblity-without.html
http://www.glamamom.com/2012/05/mode-monday-bump-watch-2012.html


Also, black and silver are the official colors of our San Antonio Spurs....go Spurs!


Now, she has the right idea!!!


21 comments:

  1. You do look very cool - I think keeping the fabric flowing is one of the keys : > Love those silver sandals, and your bright toes too!

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  2. I know some women they have a hard time finding a good outfit in summer than in cold days. You look great on this outfit and the accessories is awesome!

    Kim,USA

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  3. I like this! I sometimes wonder how I would do in a hot climate like Texas...I don't think well. I love the seasons too much anyway. ; )

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  4. Love, love, love the jacket!

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  5. Love, love, love the jacket!

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  6. This is a perfect and cool look for summer school. I like the zebra stripes. I fear turning into a bit of slob this summer, as I am teaching entirely online. That's not good for blogging, yikes.

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  7. Well, Alexander Wang was right when he said anyone can dress up, but it's who can dress casual...or something to that effect. And he's right. I find it much more challenging to dress down.

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  8. Adore the jacket and your necklace is beautiful ... I'd say you picked up the passport to style. You always look so well put together Pam.

    Have a stunning week.

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  9. Ah! How nice to hear I have a kindred spirit! I, too, find summer wear more difficult than the other seasons. I live in Kentucky where we have four beautiful seasons. Also, I used to work in the corporate world, and casual Fridays always frustrared me to no end. I loved dressing for work the other days of the week, but I never felt good about my Friday outfit. You look lovely, as always. You have given me lots of inspiration and ideas.

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  10. I am a former Austinite who was forced to move East for her job. I just spent a weekend in your lovely city, and it reminded me so much about what I miss in my home state. The art museum is spectacular as is the river walk extension. Texas ladies always dress so well. Lucky you!

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  11. Great outfit Pam. Especially like that jacket!

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  12. You know I love Chico's! They do have fabulous sales, including an extra 30% off sale items today. You look so good in the zebra top. Very cool and crisp for a summer day. What a pretty necklace and it does go great with the outfit.

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  13. I love your black and white with silver look - the bracelet, the top, the silver sandals - especially the sandals! In my country we are lucky to have three or four weeks every year with "heat"=above 75 degrees F.!

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  14. That pendant is a good choice for summer, I don't like sweating under a larger chunky necklace on a hot day.

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  15. I'm with ya on the heat, Pam--especially now that I have "power surges"!!
    LOVE your outfit-the zebra top is so classy yet you look right on trend!

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  16. I want your cat! So beautiful... :)

    Cheers,
    Eleanorjane

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  17. That jacket is fierce! Love the orange pedi too.

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  18. We should swap locations - I love the heat and I envy you being able to wear summery outfits wtih cute sandals and cropped trousers and lovely floaty tops most of the year! I love the zebra print top! And thanks for your birthday wishes.

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  19. Love the black and white and the animal print!

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  20. Oh the heat...It's brutal in Texas, just like here in Florida! I'm rockin' some bangles that I scored from Chico's today!

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